Looking now at my two rides at Punchestown today ….
Back in Listed company after by no means being disgraced with two recent third placed efforts at Grade 1 level. Has won on heavy and good ground so seems versatile but does need to give weight away here to his younger rivals on ground which is again likely to be testing. Another Barney won well the last day at Naas and looks a danger for trainer Jessie Harrington who is in great form.
Very unlucky over course and distance the last time when absolutely clattering the second last fence when still in the lead. He’s back over the smaller obstacles here off a mark 13lb lower than his chase rating. He always seems to run well but that in some ways makes him a victim of his own success handicap wise. Hopeful though of another good run.
Enjoy the action!
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